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Illinois Fall Shotgun Wild Turkey Season Harvest Totals 350 Birds

SPRINGFIELD, IL – Hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary statewide total of 350 wild turkeys during the 2017 Fall Shotgun Turkey Season. The 2017 total compares with the statewide fall gun turkey harvest of 385 in 2016. The 2017 season dates were October 21-29.

Fall gun wild turkey hunting was open in 56 of Illinois’ 102 counties. The top counties for fall gun harvest in 2017 were Jo Daviess (46), Jefferson (23), Wayne (21), Williamson (21), Marion (16).

The table below includes the preliminary 2017 county-by-county Fall Shotgun Turkey Season harvest results with comparable totals for 2016:

County 2016 2017
Adams 8 5
Alexander 0 3
Brown 6 5
Calhoun 3 2
Carroll 6 5
Cass 6 6
Clark 3 3
Clay 3 5
Crawford 3 4
Edwards 1 3
Franklin 6 2
Fulton 12 9
Gallatin 6 3
Greene 4 5
Hamilton 6 6
Hancock 4 4
Hardin 6 7
Henderson 4 1
Jackson 10 14
Jasper 7 4
Jefferson 20 23
Jersey 1 1
Jo Daviess 62 46
Johnson 15 9
Knox 14 11
Lawrence 5 4
Macoupin 3 5
Madison 4 3
Marion 21 16
Mason 5 3
Massac 1 0
McDonough 3 3
Menard 6 3
Mercer 2 4
Monroe 2 1
Morgan 4 3
Perry 1 11
Pike 7 2
Pope 13 11
Randolph 5 8
Richland 3 2
Rock Island 1 1
Saline 1 5
Schuyler 5 1
Scott 5 1
Stephenson 4 5
Union 18 15
Warren 2 2
Wayne 23 21
White 4 1
Whiteside 1 3
Williamson 13 21
Winnebago 7 9
TOTAL 385 350